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Formula E is back in Brooklyn for the epic, double-header Championship finale. After 12 rounds, its going down to the wire as reigning Champion Jean-Eric Vergne looks to clinch his second consecutive Championship title. Will he manage it or will former champ Lucas di Grassi stand in his way? Join us in the battle for Brooklyn to find out. 

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  • The battle for Brooklyn: Ah, the bright lights of the Big Apple - the city that never sleeps. But, on the 13 and 14 of July, the city will play host to the epic, double-header Formula E finale as eight title contenders go head-to-head on the raw streets of Brooklyn. Will the bookies favourite Jean-Eric Vergne clinch a second consecutive title or will the pressure prove too much? 
  • Rough and raw city streets: The 2.373km (1.474mile) track winds its way around the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal site in the heart of the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn. With 14 corners lined with miles of unforgiving concrete, the New York finale is always one of the toughest for all 22 cars and drivers, set against the iconic backdrop of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. 
  • The end of a new era: After 12 rounds in 11 countries, spanning five continents, the radical Gen2 cars makes its final racing debut on the streets of New York City. Witness all 22 cars rip around the raw streets of Brooklyn as the Championship contenders battle for the final three places on the podium ahead of a whole new season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. 
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Vergne closes in on second Championship title

Despite a mid-season wobble, which saw him endure three 'pointless' races, DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne looks imperious at the business end of the season with three podiums in a row – including two victories - as he storms his way to his second Championship title. The win in Bern puts the leader 32 points clear of his nearest rival Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler). The race for both drivers' second Championship title is well and truly on. 

'Crazy' track causes chaos

Described by our drivers as "a hardcore street circuit," and "the hardest circuit yet," the 2.750km, 14-turn track in Bern proved to be a handful as all 22 cars and drivers battled for the win in the Swiss capital. Making things harder, a burst of rain soaked the track with only minutes to go. Despite the conditions, Vergne fended off Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans for a hard-fought win.  

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Why Watch Formula E in 2019?

New Cars

While the championship might be only five years old, the technology racing around the circuit is ever-changing. The 2018/19 season sees 22 brand new Gen2 cars racing around the world in anger for the very first time. The Batmobile-esque all-electric racer has double the energy storage capacity of the Gen1 car, meaning it can complete a whole race, so wave goodbye to mid-race car swaps. With 250kW of power, the Gen2 will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8-seconds and go on to a top speed of 280km/h. Greater speeds, more action on track and with just one car per driver - there's everything to lose. 

New power modes

The 2018/19 season is set to be more intense than ever before. New ATTACK MODE lets every driver pick up an extra hit of power at their own risk. To fire up ATTACK MODE, drivers will need to arm their car, drive off the racing line, and through the Activation Zone. It’s only here that they’ll be able to collect an extra 25 kW of power. Drivers that secure the extra speed, can use it for a few laps when they want to race harder, giving them the edge to keep ahead of the competition.

The best driver line up

With newcomers HWA Racelab taking the total number of teams to 11, the 2018/19 season of Formula E boasts one of the finest driver line-ups in motorsport. With the likes of Felipe Massa (Venturi Formula E), Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing), Alexander Sims (BMW i Andretti Motorsport), Maximillian Guenther (Geox Dragon), Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams), Gary Paffett and Stoffel Vandoorne (HWA Racelab) all new to the series, the competition is higher than ever before. With all drivers fighting to earn their seat, it’s tough at the top.

13 races in 12 cities over 5 continents

At Formula E we turn any city into a race track. The Formula E 2018/19 season calendar sees some familiar favourites reappear alongside some new, iconic cities. With a total of 13 races in 12 cities spread across five continents, what started in Saudi Arabia will return to Marrakesh and Santiago before moving to Mexico City, Hong Kong and, for the first time, Sanya in mainland China. For the newly titled voestalpine European races, we're back on the streets of Rome, Paris, Monaco and Berlin before the series makes its debut in Bern ahead of finishing up with a double-header season finale in New York City, where we'll crown a new champion. It's going to be one hell of a ride.

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